Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmastime in Utah

These water color sketches were done looking out of the back door at my inlaw's house in Taylorsville Utah. The paper in my sketchbook did not hold water well and the wet-in-wet techniquesdid not come off well. I think next time I will go back to a Arches block with 140lb paper.

Deer in a field at Villa Panna, Tuscany

This was a quick sketch done in water soluble ink in about 15 minutes. Cold afternoon, sun was going down.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Another water soluble pen and water wash drawing. Tuscan hills from garden below Casa Buitoni in Sansepulcro, Italy. Done in my ring bound notebook in about 15 minutes. I was looking for a break from my normal water colors and these mateials were really easy to bring on this trip, no clean up to speak of, easy to break out and put away.

Hotel Privilege, Florence Italy

water soluble pen with water wash, 15 minutes in my ring bound sketchbook.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Huerta Pioneros Barn, Colonia Pacheco, Mexico 6-23-07

This water color was done in about 1.5 hours on 12x16 cold pressed 140 lb. Arches block. The clouds were building and we eventually had thunder and lightening and a few showers. A wonderful Saturday afternoon. The barn is an old log structure that was reconditioned recently to hold bags of fertilizer and orchard irrigation tubing. We slept for two nights in an old ranch house about 200 yards to the right of this scene. No electricity, only a solar panel with batteries. Water from a spring, hot showers by propane water heater. Not extreme roughing it, but pretty remote. 1.5 hours from the nearest small town (Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua) up a dirt road into the mountains.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Craig Painting

This is a quick 20 minute watercolor sketch of my son Craig who was sitting across the road from me painting. My first painting was muddy and not well composed, so I decided a vignette of Craig would be a better subject than what I had been painting.
He moved while I was painting, so I didn't try to fix the anatomy problems, I just finished it up. The whole painting is around 5"x7". Water color on Arches cold pressed 140 lb. block.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Malibu Hills with a knife 12-28-06

I had a few minutes while my son Craig was finishing his painting, so I decided to try a quick sketch with water colors, but only using a palette knife to apply the paint. In the end I did use a little brush work, but the knife made some interesting effects that I would like to explore on future painting outings. Took about 15 minutes, 9x12 140 lb. cold press Arches paper.